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Bees Equal Friendship by TemBrook Bees Equal Friendship by TemBrook
My actual opinion on Sherlock vs Elementary:
I like the Elementary pilot. I'm picturing Joan getting a hubby along the line(only to have him die tragically), and her bromance with Sherlock being the raddest of them all. However, and this holds true with every series ever, I'ma wait 'till Season 1 is over until I label myself a true fan. I wasn't even a huge fan of Sherlock until I saw the third episode (Come on, Blind Baker was terribad)
Plus I really like the feel of Gregson so far, and can't wait to see more of him. He doesn't seem to be as much of a pushover as BBC's Lestrade.

The colored words in the first panel represent legit argument points I've seen Sherlock BBC fans bitching about.
The class one is the worst I've seen, saying Sherlock is more classy 'cause he wears nicer clothes and lives in London and drinks tea. Uuuuggghhhhh.
Basically, WATCH THE PILOT AT LEAST AND DON'T JUDGE A SERIES BASED ON RACISM/SEXISM/CLASSISM.
*I forgot E!Sherlock's stubble. >_> He shaved this day. At least I don't normally draw freckles.
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Maze2010 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
I know you posted this a while ago but I wanted to add my two bits. I adore this comic. I wasn't able to get through the first season of Sherlock, but I'm almost to the end of Season 1 of Elementary. There are so many strong female characters, and minority characters. The friendship between Holmes and Watson is so good. I love that she is an equal and not a side kick. I can't imagine Moffat's Sherlock turning to Watson and saying "No, you handle this one."

The class comments regarding the clothes are especially annoying since Elementary's Sherlock's wardrobe is so well used throughout season one to show the character's mental state. In the beginning he is alone, fresh out of rehab, and still in a terrible mental state over Irene's death. As the season progresses and Sherlock grows attachments with the Watson, Bell, and Gregson he begins to recover mentally and take care of himself. His dress improves to reflect that.
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TemBrook Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is kind of old, but my opinion after the first episode and now at almost the end of the second season is unchanged: Elementary is awesome!

Sherlock was hit and miss, and I don't think I would have kept watching if I wasn't a fan of the books.

Here's a terrible spoiler for you from s3, though: In the books it is a woman who kills this asshole blackmailer named Milverton, the equivalent character in Sherlock (Magnussen) is killed by Sherlock, despite the presence of a female assassin who is currently being blackmailed.
OTL @ Sherlock.
I don't think I'll be watching s4.
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Relient-K Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
OMG, THAT LAST PANEL *choking*
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quietglowingmoon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"YOU HAVE BEEEEESSSS? :D"
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The-Sunlight Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Aha this is great. I absolutely love Elementary, and am planning on watching Sherlock. I'm actually writing a paper on the ridiculous rivalry between the two and how most of the arguments on the Sherlock side water down to "it's not set in London!" "Watson's not a girl!" and stupid things like that. Elementary's not perfect, but it is pretty awesome and not liking it for those reasons is super childish
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TemBrook Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Childish" is the nice way to put it.  "Racist, sexist, eurocentric, classist" etc. can be applied to many of the arguments.
You also see a lot of false statements like "it's not accurate to the books! Their personalities are wrong! Who is Gregson??  Lestrade is the character from the book!" and you can clearly tell this is bullshitters who haven't read the books. XD

Going into Sherlock, I'll tell you that it's a bit more "drama" than "cop-drama" if you know what I mean.  Also look out for massive eurocentrism and racist caricatures of Chinese people.  It also never passes the Bechdel test (arguable with Irene and her assistant in one ep, but I don't count it as it indirectly is about a man)

To be fair, most shows are like this, so don't let it turn you off.  It's got a great Holmes & Watson relationship, great Moriarty, and great Mycroft.  It's also funny as heck, and they do really well with keeping the mysteries a mystery, except Ep 2 which was just plain stupid.
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The-Sunlight Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Why people are referring to the books when comparing the shows when the setting and circumstances and societies are different is kind of ridiculous if you ask me.
Thanks for the heads-up on Sherlock. I'm trying to go in unbiased, but Elementary is so good about what I've heard is bad with Sherlock so who knows.
Also I want you to know I'll be using this in my paper, if that's okay with you.
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TemBrook Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's perfectly fine! It sounds pretty awesome being able to do a paper on Sherlock Holmes.
*turns back to own paper on block cave mining sadly*
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The-Sunlight Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Alright, thanks! And it's certaintly interesting and makes up for the total pointlessness of the actual class.
And what is block cave mining and why do you have to write a paper on it
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TemBrook Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a type of underground mining that involves exploding rock and making it cave down in a block like way, then throwing the ore on a conveyor belt to take it to surface.

I am a mining engineering student this is my life.
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